Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
Return to Love
with Eric Slaughter and Glen Smith
RETURN TO LOVE is an intimate evening of classic love songs that capture the elegance of Ellington's Harlem jazz era, the finger snapping cool jazz of the 50's and 60's, and a return to jazz inspired interpretations of soulful contemporary classics.
ROBERTNELSON is an American Jazz Singer who has earned critical acclaim for his captivating live performances before spellbound audiences. His golden voice uniquely blends standard jazz tones with bossa inspired grooves and pure melancholy passion.
No stranger to the stage, he starred in productions of The Wiz, Dreamgirls, A Few Good Men, and Six Degrees of Separation, for which he won the coveted Wings Award for Best Actor in a Drama.